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Louis Sachar

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Louis Sachar was born in East Meadow, New York on March 20, 1954. He attended the University of California, at Berkeley. During his senior year, he helped out at Hillside Elementary School. It was his experience there that led to his first book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, written in mostra altro 1976. After college, he worked for a while in a sweater warehouse in Norwalk, Connecticut before attending Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, where he graduated in 1980. Sideways Stories from Wayside School was accepted for publication during his first week of law school. He worked part-time as a lawyer for eight years before becoming a full-time writer in 1989. His other works include There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, the Marvin Redpost books, Fuzzy Mud, and Holes, which won the 1999 Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and was made into a major motion picture. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno


Opere di Louis Sachar

Buchi nel deserto (1998) 23,518 copie, 950 recensioni
Sideways Stories from Wayside School (1978) 8,509 copie, 106 recensioni
Wayside School is Falling Down (1989) 5,408 copie, 32 recensioni
C'è un maschio nel bagno delle femmine! (1988) 3,883 copie, 73 recensioni
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger (1995) 3,604 copie, 20 recensioni
Un gioco da ragazzi (2006) 3,007 copie, 74 recensioni
Holes (Holes Series) 2,782 copie, 54 recensioni
Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School (1989) 1,968 copie, 9 recensioni
La barzelletta più divertente del mondo (1991) 1,179 copie, 12 recensioni
Marvin Redpost: Class President (1999) 1,157 copie, 8 recensioni
Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? (1992) 1,093 copie, 14 recensioni
More Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School (1994) 1,049 copie, 6 recensioni
Marvin Redpost: Alone in His Teacher's House (1994) 1,007 copie, 11 recensioni
Fuzzy Mud (2015) 847 copie, 44 recensioni
Sixth Grade Secrets (1987) 797 copie, 14 recensioni
Marvin Redpost: Why Pick on Me? (1993) 765 copie, 8 recensioni
The Boy Who Lost His Face (1989) 679 copie, 7 recensioni
Marvin Redpost: Is He a Girl? (1993) 568 copie, 5 recensioni
Marvin Redpost: Super Fast, Out of Control! (2000) 568 copie, 5 recensioni
Marvin Redpost: A Flying Birthday Cake? (1999) 486 copie, 2 recensioni
Marvin Redpost: A Magic Crystal? (2000) 365 copie, 1 recensione
Someday Angeline (1983) 352 copie, 8 recensioni
Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom (2020) 314 copie, 13 recensioni
Johnny's in the Basement (1983) 112 copie, 1 recensione
Monkey Soup (1992) 69 copie, 7 recensioni
Holes - Teachers Guide (2008) — Autore — 1 copia
Sucesos en Monte Páramo (2016) 1 copia

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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales (2011) — Collaboratore — 869 copie, 46 recensioni
Holes [2003 film] (2003) — Screenwriter — 296 copie, 5 recensioni
It's Great To Be Eight (1997) — Collaboratore — 274 copie, 1 recensione
Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy (2009) — Collaboratore — 71 copie


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Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Sachar, Louis
Data di nascita
Luogo di nascita
East Meadow, New York, USA
Luogo di residenza
Tustin, California, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
Antioch College
University of California, Berkeley (BA ∙ Economics ∙ 1976)
University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD ∙ 1980)
Attività lavorative
young adult fiction writer
Premi e riconoscimenti
Newbery Medal (1999)
National Book Award for Young People's Literature (1998)
Breve biografia
Louis Sachar (born March 20, 1954) is an American young-adult mystery-comedy author. He is best known for the Wayside School series and the novel Holes.

Holes won the 1998 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children". In 2013, it was ranked sixth among all children's novels in a survey published by School Library Journal.

After graduating from Tustin high school, Sachar attended Antioch College for a semester before transferring to University of California, Berkeley, during which time he began helping at an elementary school in return for 3 college credits. Sachar later recalled,

I thought it over and decided it was a pretty good deal. College credits, no homework, no term papers, no tests, all I had to do was help out in a second/third grade class at Hillside Elementary School. Besides helping out in a classroom, I also became the Noontime Supervisor, or "Louis the Yard Teacher" as I was known to the kids. It became my favorite college class, and a life changing experience.

Sachar graduated from UC Berkeley in 1976 with a degree in Economics, and began working on Sideways Stories From Wayside School, a children's book set at an elementary school with supernatural elements. Although the book's students were named after children from Hillside and there is a presumably autobiographical character named "Louis the Yard Teacher," Sachar has said that he draws very little from personal experience, explaining that ". ... my personal experiences are kind of boring. I have to make up what I put in my books."

Sachar wrote the book at night over the course of nine months, during which he worked during the day in a Connecticut sweater warehouse. After being fired from the warehouse, Sachar decided to go to law school, around which time Sideways Stories From Wayside School was accepted for publication. The book was released in 1978; though it was not widely distributed and subsequently did not sell very well, Sachar began to accumulate a fan base among young readers. Sachar graduated from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1980 and did part-time legal work while continuing to write children's books. By 1989, his books were selling well enough that Sachar was able to begin writing full-time.

Sachar married Carla Askew, an elementary school counselor, in 1985. They live in Austin, Texas, and have a daughter, Sherre, born January 19, 1987. Sachar has mentioned both his wife and daughter in his books; Carla was the inspiration for the counselor in There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom (1988), and Stanley's lawyer in Holes.

When asked about whether he thought children have changed over the years, Sachar responded: "I've actually been writing since 1976, and my first book is still in print and doing very well."

On April 18, 2003, the Walt Disney film adaptation of Holes was released, which earned $71.4 million worldwide. Sachar himself wrote the film's screenplay. On November 19, 2005, the Wayside School series was adapted into a special, two years later becoming a TV show with two seasons.



Holes, Louis Sachar in World Reading Circle (Giugno 2013)


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